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Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. (Shentel) said it will expand its Glo Fiber broadband network into Lancaster Township, Mountville Borough, East Hempfield Township, West Lampeter Township and Manheim Township, PA. The communities are in Lancaster county.

Construction will begin this month, starting in Lancaster Township, with East Hempfield next on the list. Shentel plans to complete the entire buildout over the next two years. Upon completion, Go Fiber service will be available to more than 35,000 homes and businesses in the area.

Shentel has been using the Glo Fiber brand for its fiber broadband service for a year or so and has also rebranded its business service with the name Glo Fiber Enterprise. The company is one of several that has embraced a new brand for its fiber offerings.

Shentel serves parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia with more than 7,000 fiber route miles.

“Our expansion further into Pennsylvania means we will bring more connectivity to areas and communities that need reliable, affordable internet services,” said Chris Kyle, Shentel vice president of industry and regulatory affairs, in a prepared statement. “In rural areas, connectivity is crucial. Most important to us is to provide the communities we serve with a quality product, exceptional customer service, and the assurance that Shentel prioritizes the needs of its customers one hundred percent of the time.”

Glo Fiber deployments support broadband internet access, streaming TV and phone service.

Joan Engebretson contributed to this report.

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